For hot melt adhesives, they are valued for providing a perfect balance between adhesion and cohesion
. The optimized Licocene viscosity profile in particular achieves desired properties even at low processing temperatures.
Ghosh and Sengupta  presented a formulation to evaluate seismic active earth pressure including the influence of both adhesion and cohesion
for a nonvertical retaining wall.
Adhesives formulated with Vinnapas XD 05 are said to have very good adhesion and cohesion
, a high setting speed and good machine processability.
Other forces, called adhesion and cohesion
, work against gravity to hold water in the soil.
The modifiers are used as antisettling agents to extend storage and application time of paint materials; they can increase the substrate and interlayer adhesion and cohesion
, prevent corrosion, provide color retention, and maintain many other properties with a long life time.